My addiction to collecting stuff…
I try to explore humorously and playfully facets of human mentality through my exceeding indulgence to ‘trash’… that’s my addiction :-) changing between fascination and irony.
I express myself in a very ‘baroque’ manner making object art. I collect funny items and create the ‘continuum’ of the story, observing how new ‘being’ derives from older ones re-transformed into new existence.
My works which step out from reference points in reality to the phantastic, cannot easily be matched to usual categories. I’m always keeping an eye on historically ‘weak links’ in the traditions of the so-pretended trivial. From fairy tales and folklore to contemporary mass culture and it´s industrially prefabricated plastic worlds develops an artwork, which is raising questions about orientations of cultural identity between the flashy illusions of the pop world and a nostalgic reference to an at least equally phantasmatic world of the past.
The crocheting/handicrafts in my work mostly refers to woman’s role in our society and stereotypes ascribed to womenhood.
So here I am… with my inclination for anti-glamour decoration and collecting stuff.